Welcome to our Deeper Still blog. We’re excited to launch our new blog communications community. We want to provide a venue for ongoing sharing about what God is teaching you, or maybe you need a place to share what your struggles are and where you need prayer and encouragement.
This blog is open to anyone who wants to participate in a discussion about our ministry or about the issues surrounding an abortion wounded heart and the healing journey.
You may be one of our past participants and would like to share about your healing journey. I know you ladies are full of refined wisdom and a healthy compassion for other women on this journey.
Or, you may be one of our ministry team members or one of our intercessors. If you have any insights to share with us, we welcome them.
I also want to open this blog up to any men out there who may be struggling with an abortion wounded heart and you need a place to start to talk about it. We can learn from you and you can learn from us.
We just ask that all entries be respectful and would come from an honest heart that desires to grow. Fly-by venting doesn’t help anyone.
So welcome! I’m going to start by sharing some of my recent ponderings…
TRUTH – why is it that we often see truth as the enemy? We know that the Bible teaches that Truth is what will make us free (John 8:32). We also know that Jesus Himself is the Truth (John 14:6), and that He is only good. So Truth is simply the honest, objective standard of reality, and therefore “it” does not have a personal vendetta against us…right?
Truth only becomes something we fear or resist when it confronts a lie in our heart that we don’t want to see, admit, or deal with. The Bible also teaches that when we don’t like the Truth, we will suppress it (Rom. 1:18), and even exchange it for a lie (Rom. 1:18). And sadly, we read in (II Thess.2:10), that those who do not love the Truth will perish.
As I think about all the stories that are shared at our Deeper Still retreats, one of the issues that are true for every woman who receives healing is that at some point she has to surrender to the “Truth” about herself, about her choices, and about her baby. She must acknowledge and repent of the lies that she once held onto (thinking that they would set her free), and she comes to realize that only a Savior can save her from herself. At that point she can finally take all those lies that robbed her of so much, and exchange them for the Truth – that glorious Truth that can finally set her free.
I can certainly remember times when I thought the Truth was my enemy. But I am so thankful that I no longer have to be threatened by the Truth, in fact quite the contraire – the Truth was my ticket to true and lasting freedom. Thank you Jesus!
Karen Ellison~ founder, Deeper Still